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Kenyan Marathon Champion banned until 2023 for doping

Kenya’s running champion Daniel Wanjiru has been banned from athletics for doping until 8th December 2023, The 2017 London Marathon winner was suspended in April based on allegations of taking a banned substance – which he denied, however, a tested sample returned levels of red blood cells which had no “physiological explanation,” according to a …

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West Ham fan gets three years ban for Salah racial abuse

A West Ham supporter has been banned from football for three years after pleading guilty to racially abusing Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah. Bradley Thumwood, 48, from Bexleyheath, appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, where he pleaded guilty to a racially aggravated Section 5 public order offence, the Metropolitan Police said. He was issued with …

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Joshua vs. Pulev: Title bout holds December 12

Anthony Joshua will defend his world heavyweight titles against Kubrat Pulev on December 12,  in a title bout in London. Pulev on June 20, with a second date in July also mooted amid the coronavirus pandemic.Kubrat Pulev confirmed on Monday that he will face Joshua. “It’s official: Pulev vs. Joshua on December 12 in London,” …

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‘Joshua fastest puncher since Tyson’

Tony Bellew has declared that he believes Anthony Joshua is the fastest combination puncher the heavyweight division has seen since Mike Tyson.The former WBC cruiserweight champion is backing AJ to beat Tyson Fury should they meet as planned next year, and explained his reasoning on talkSPORT. Bellew told White and Jordan on talkSPORT, “Styles make …

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FIFA rejects Munir El Haddadi bid to switch to Morocco from Spain

FIFA has rejected a request from the Moroccan soccer federation to let Munir El Haddadi change nationality from Spain despite easing its eligibility rules last month, Arabnews reports. The decision can be challenged by Morocco and the player at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, soccer’s world governing body said Thursday. Any appeal would be …

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Liverpool’s Egyptian Mohamed Salah hailed a ‘hero’ after helping homeless man

Egyptian superstar Mohamed Salah has been hailed a “real life hero” after saving a homeless man from abuse and gifting him £100 ($129), arabnews reports. CCTV footage from last month at a petrol station in Liverpool, near the Reds’ Anfield stadium, showed the striker stepping in to help David Craig as he was being targeted …

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Nigeria/ Algeria Friendly: Austrian Referee Schuttengruber to officiate

Manuel Schuttengrubber, a 37-year-old referee from Austria will handle the international friendly match between Nigeria and Algeria at the Worthersee Stadium, Klangefurt on Friday, reports Completesports.com.Schuttengrubber has been a FIFA referee since 2014, and is ranked as a UEFA first category referee.He officiated his first senior international match as a FIFA referee on 15 November 2016 …

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Atletico Madrid identify Ghana’s Baba Mohammed as Partey’s replacement

Ghana midfielder Baba Iddrisu Mohammed has become a prime target for Atletico Madrid as the LaLiga giants aim to quickly replace Thomas Partey, GHANASoccernet.com can exclusively report.Partey left the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium outfit to join Arsenal after the Gunners paid his €50 million release clause on transfer deadline day.The Rojiblancos are a little light in midfield following …

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FIFA approves Akpoguma Nigeria switch

World football governing body, FIFA, has granted the application of Hoffenheim defender, Kevin Akpoguma, to switch international allegiance from Germany to Nigeria. President, Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, announced this on his Twitter page Monday evening. “I’m extremely happy to announce that @FIFAcom has just granted Hoffenheim defender and former German U-20 national team skipper …

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